*Susan Bodack, Director of Social Media
Marketing at InStyleSwimwear.com, was kind enough to write this post after I asked her to share her tips on finding the best suits for Summer 2013!
officially starts this week, so you know what that means--swimsuit season is right around the
corner! We know that Lithe is just one
component of looking good in a swimsuit; the other is learning how to choose
the right styles for your particular shape... and that's where I come in! Follow these swimsuit tips to guarantee a
flawless beach-chic look.
The Busty Babe
For all the
busty ladies out there, your main focus should be supporting the girls. There's nothing worse than a spillage-related
bikini blooper if you know what I mean!
Halter tops (especially those with thicker underbands) and bra-style
swimsuit tops with underwire offer the best bust support. If you want to minimize your top half and
draw attention toward your bottom half, choose a dark solid-colored top paired
with a printed or embellished bottom.
Need A Lift?
you're the opposite and want to accentuate
your top half, choose a swimsuit that will enhance your bustline. Twist or sweetheart bandeau tops (especially
those with molded cups) and triangle tops with push-up padding are your best
top styles. Additionally, tops with
fringe, beading or busy prints will help emphasize your bustline, especially
when paired with a dark solid-colored swimsuit bottom.
Long & Lean
long, lean and have legs for days, a two-piece swimsuit
is probably your best option, especially
if you have a long torso. Cropped
bustiers and trapeze-style tops (huge for 2013) are especially flattering on
long torsos. Not so curvy? Opt for a solid-colored sweetheart or twist
bandeau paired with a printed hipster-style swimsuit bottom--the combo helps
create the illusion of hourglass curves!
On the other
hand, petite girls want to choose swimsuit styles that will elongate their torso. Try triangle tops paired with higher-cut string
bikini bottoms. If you have a small
booty, look for a swimsuit bottom with a back cinch (aka the "scrunch
butt") and/or a bottom with a cheeky Brazilian cut. Create the illusion of curves with a
solid-colored twist bandeau top paired with a printed hipster bottom, or try a
Curves For Days
you're curvy, full-figured or have an hourglass shape, embrace those
curves! For example, if you have an
hourglass shape, your top half is proportionate to your bottom half, so avoid
swimsuit styles that will throw you off balance. Try a halter paired with a matching scoop
bottom; avoid string swimsuit bottoms, as they will make your hips appear wider
than they are. If you don't feel
comfortable in a bikini, don't be afraid to try a one-piece swimsuit. There are a ton of chic and sexy styles to
choose from this year, including those with plunging necklines and flattering
key to looking good in your swimsuit is to choose styles that accentuate your best assets and draw
attention away from your
Philadelphia area? Susan invites us to stop by their
showroom! Contact them at 888.95.STYLE to
make an appointment. Images via InStyleSwimwear.com